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Janet S.

Encouraging teacher for learning to read, speak or write English

Encouraging teacher for learning to read, speak or write English

$40/hour

  • 97 hours tutoring

  • Quinton, VA 23141

About Janet


Bio

I have been teaching adults to read English for 15 years. I have at times also tutored elementary school children in reading and writing. Even while obtaining my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, I enjoyed tutoring other classmates in various topics and I’d enjoy helping you reach your goal of reading, speaking, or writing better.

I have worked with both small groups and in a one to one setting. My students have ranged from people who were just learning their letters to those who were...

I have been teaching adults to read English for 15 years. I have at times also tutored elementary school children in reading and writing. Even while obtaining my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, I enjoyed tutoring other classmates in various topics and I’d enjoy helping you reach your goal of reading, speaking, or writing better.

I have worked with both small groups and in a one to one setting. My students have ranged from people who were just learning their letters to those who were reading at an 8th grade equivalent. In all cases, the adults I’ve helped had not been reading at a level where they want to read and they have all made improvements. My students primarily come from two different backgrounds: native English speakers and ESL/ESOL students fluent in another language and learning to speak and/or write English.

The native English speakers could have missed a skill early on that has made reading difficult or they have a learning disability such as dyslexia . Many times these students have had the goal of obtaining their GED and so much work involves the GED topics.

The ESL/ESOL students have often wanted to focus primarily on their speaking and conversation skills. Once they have become better at having a conversation, they often want to learn to read and write in English.

If any of these sound like you, I have the skills through my past experience and continuing training to help you. My number one goal for all tutoring sessions is that you learn something in a fun and memorable way. It doesn’t mean it isn’t work, but you’ll learn the tools you need to figure out how to pronounce a word you’ve never seen. We’ll also work on making sure you understand what you read. After all, just being able to read the words doesn’t mean much if you can’t understand what you just read. Once I learn what your interests and goals are when you read better, the material we work with will be more tailored to you. From the beginning you will be making improvements.

For those students interested in ESL/ ESOL, I lived in Germany for two years and learned German. I know first-hand the challenges of learning to speak, read, and write a new language as an adult. I’m here to help. I was also the American speaker for a group of German ladies who wanted to improve their spoken English.

Please contact me and we can begin your journey to reading, writing and speaking better together.


Education

State University of New York at Oswego
Business Admin.
University of Buffalo
MEd

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Rate details: I offer $40.00 in-person lessons and $35.00 for on-line lessons. Please contact me for special group rates.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 25 miles of Quinton, VA 23141
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 4/6/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

General Computer,

General Computer

I have taught many individuals computer basics such as turning the computer and screen on and off, how to use a mouse, how to search the internet, setting up an email account and sending and receiving emails. My strength lies in my patience. For many individuals unfamiliar with technology, it takes more than once to master a topic. I'm just the person to show Mom and Dad what to do with the computer so they can see pictures of the Grandkids. If you're not careful, they may even end up on Facebook!
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.
General Computer,

General Computer

I have taught many individuals computer basics such as turning the computer and screen on and off, how to use a mouse, how to search the internet, setting up an email account and sending and receiving emails. My strength lies in my patience. For many individuals unfamiliar with technology, it takes more than once to master a topic. I'm just the person to show Mom and Dad what to do with the computer so they can see pictures of the Grandkids. If you're not careful, they may even end up on Facebook!
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Phonics,

Phonics

I have nine years experience using Reading Horizon to teach adults to read through a community based organization in Virginia. Reading Horizon is a phonics based program. My students love the skills they learn through the program as these skills allow them to sound out new words with a high degree of accuracy.
Reading,

Reading

I have used the Wilson Program for many years. It was developed to teach people with dyslexia to read but I have used it with non-dyslexic students also and it works great. It is a structured program that introduces topics in prescribed order to help with the learning process. Please contact me if you are interested to scheduling a convenient time.
Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.
Reading,

Reading

I have used the Wilson Program for many years. It was developed to teach people with dyslexia to read but I have used it with non-dyslexic students also and it works great. It is a structured program that introduces topics in prescribed order to help with the learning process. Please contact me if you are interested to scheduling a convenient time.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.
Reading,

Reading

I have used the Wilson Program for many years. It was developed to teach people with dyslexia to read but I have used it with non-dyslexic students also and it works great. It is a structured program that introduces topics in prescribed order to help with the learning process. Please contact me if you are interested to scheduling a convenient time.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Language

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.
Reading,

Reading

I have used the Wilson Program for many years. It was developed to teach people with dyslexia to read but I have used it with non-dyslexic students also and it works great. It is a structured program that introduces topics in prescribed order to help with the learning process. Please contact me if you are interested to scheduling a convenient time.
Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Other

ESL/ESOL

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.

Special Needs

Dyslexia,

Dyslexia

While at a community based organization in Connecticut, I used the Wilson Program extensively for six years. This program was designed to teach individuals with Dyslexia to read. By introducing new material in a structured format, we were able to measure that a student had mastered a skill before introducing a new skill.
Phonics

Phonics

I have nine years experience using Reading Horizon to teach adults to read through a community based organization in Virginia. Reading Horizon is a phonics based program. My students love the skills they learn through the program as these skills allow them to sound out new words with a high degree of accuracy.

Summer

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

While living in Germany I was one of two English speakers for a group of Germans who wanted to improve their English. I am also currently teaching two people to read English who have recently learned to speak English.
GED,

GED

I teach adults to read and several of them have the goal of getting their GED. I use GED related material in the reading class so not only are they learning to read better but they are learning topics they will need for the GED.
Reading,

Reading

I have used the Wilson Program for many years. It was developed to teach people with dyslexia to read but I have used it with non-dyslexic students also and it works great. It is a structured program that introduces topics in prescribed order to help with the learning process. Please contact me if you are interested to scheduling a convenient time.
Algebra 1

Test Preparation

GED

GED

I teach adults to read and several of them have the goal of getting their GED. I use GED related material in the reading class so not only are they learning to read better but they are learning topics they will need for the GED.

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Good session.

Janet is teaching my son with autism to improve his reading and writing skills. She worked with him patiently, was very up-beat, and tried to explain things in a context that interested him. Very happy with his first session.

Ann, 19 lessons with Janet

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

We have completed two session for my eight year old son. She quickly assessed his current reading level and incorporated relevant activities into his lesson plan. Janet has identified a great method encourage his desire for reading. Her approach to teaching makes my son comfortable and looking forward to the next session. As a mom who is unable to attend the sessions I look forward to the detailed feedback she provides. We are very pleased and will continue to work together.

Arabia, 9 lessons with Janet
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$40/hour

Janet S.

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